Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Chat here about anything horror related. Be it movies, news, remakes or events.
Post Reply
DoctorKaren
Walking Dead
Walking Dead
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:32 pm
Location: London

Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by DoctorKaren » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:48 pm

The Rutger came, the Rutger saw, the Rutger shot... and shot and shot!

What did everyone think to Jason Eisener's colourful film?

Personally, I like a little more fear in my films, but this was certainly done with pizzazz. And I did love the kebabies...
Forum moderator, university Film Studies lecturer and movie journalist for mags including Little White Lies, Scream, Fangoria and the FrightFest eMagazine. I'm the one shaking and screaming at every screening.

streetrw
Frightfest Hardcore
Frightfest Hardcore
Posts: 1560
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:54 pm
Location: A hell of my own making
Contact:

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by streetrw » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:42 pm

Shameful and despicable. If this is the way genre cinema's going, I might well give it up.

xBIGJOEx
Running Zombie
Running Zombie
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:05 pm
Location: Horsham, West Sussex

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by xBIGJOEx » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:03 pm

bloody hell streetrw thats a big statement whats so "shameful and despicable" about it, i havent seen it so have no point of reference
You're scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders, who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese.

daveroughcut
Running Zombie
Running Zombie
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:34 am

Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by daveroughcut » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:57 pm

It was okay. Not what I thought it would be didn't expect the Troma style splatter. Loved The Plague and would like to see a feature with them though I wasn't expecting the flick to spin off the planet quite so much.

maxmum
Frightfest Hardcore
Frightfest Hardcore
Posts: 1010
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:29 am
Location: Lancashire, Northern England....

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by maxmum » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:44 pm

I liked his colourful underpants
Thanks for the ride, sir.
You have lovely sheep.

@patricidalpup

Kris
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 324
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:18 am
Location: Royton, Oldham
Contact:

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by Kris » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:58 pm

Fun and it was enjoyable but by then i'd had enough...

Needed more "fright" at Frightfest this time
Horror fan and avid tea drinker, to discuss the merits of all of the Friday the 13th movies over a nice cup of Assam. Contributor to http://www.realreelscares.com

rach
Running Zombie
Running Zombie
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:32 pm
Location: harrow

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by rach » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:24 pm

I loved it!!!! Awesome fun and some hilarious moments.....

DoctorKaren
Walking Dead
Walking Dead
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:32 pm
Location: London

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by DoctorKaren » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:13 pm

streetrw wrote:Shameful and despicable. If this is the way genre cinema's going, I might well give it up.
Whoa! *Mod hat on* Why shameful and despicable? Strong words, but why? You need to back up that kind of statement, really.
Forum moderator, university Film Studies lecturer and movie journalist for mags including Little White Lies, Scream, Fangoria and the FrightFest eMagazine. I'm the one shaking and screaming at every screening.

streetrw
Frightfest Hardcore
Frightfest Hardcore
Posts: 1560
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:54 pm
Location: A hell of my own making
Contact:

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by streetrw » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:15 pm

DoctorKaren wrote:
streetrw wrote:Shameful and despicable. If this is the way genre cinema's going, I might well give it up.
Whoa! *Mod hat on* Why shameful and despicable? Strong words, but why? You need to back up that kind of statement, really.

I refer the right honourable lady to the review I put up on my blog at the start of the month (a few days after coming back from Glasgow). http://streetrw.blogspot.com/2011/03/ho ... otgun.html

I don't want to rehash the whole thing here, but basically I found it absolutely mean-spirited, ugly to look at, morally empty, and too satisfied with its own excesses. It felt like a Troma film, and had the same ethos of "anything for a cheap laugh", no matter how gross or grotesque, and in all honesty I found the whole movie nothing but a celebration of gratuitous violence. I still maintain that if I'd been in an aisle seat I'd have walked out at the school bus sequence.

And I felt considerably less comfortable with its excesses than I did with those in A Serbian Film. At least A Serbian Film thinks it has a point to make (it does, although not as much as it thinks, and it's made terribly well).
http://streetrw.blogspot.com - For all your occasional film rambling needs.
http://twitter.com/streetrw - For when you really need to know what I had for breakfast.

AND NOW: SKYPE!

Alex J
Braaaains!
Braaaains!
Posts: 632
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:30 pm
Location: The Back Of The Beyond

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by Alex J » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:01 pm

If you love trashy '80s horrors with a sense of humour, you'll probably lap this up. I wasn't always sure whether some of the dialogue was intentionally funny, or just plain bad, while some of the performances were manically over the top. This film reminded me of Mad Max, Caligula and Tokyo Gore Police all mixed up - yes, this film is really that bonkers! But did anyone else think that Rutger Hauer is the cleanest hobo they have ever seen? 7.5 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

Superbeasto
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:19 pm
Location: Glasgow
Contact:

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by Superbeasto » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:08 pm

I loved it! Thought it was hilarious throughout, and as others have mentioned was very reminiscent of old Troma movies. I didn't really see that as a bad thing, and it was way more entertaining than any Troma films I can recall. Think it's main strength was that it wasn't just making fun of those movies or making an homage to them, it really is one of those movies in both energy and spirit. For that reason I found it more thrilling than Planet Terror (which I also enjoyed).

Just so much fun and energy in it, and I really don't see why someone would find the violence reprehensible, it was after all portrayed in a very over the top cartoon fashion. It's like saying Tom and Jerry was disgusting. As for the school bus, maybe I'm sick but I can't see how anyone with a sense of humor and a keen grip on reality could see it as anything other than hilarious. Oh well, different strokes and all that.

DoctorKaren
Walking Dead
Walking Dead
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:32 pm
Location: London

Re: Hobo with a Shotgun @FrightFest Glasgow

Post by DoctorKaren » Tue May 17, 2011 10:24 pm

streetrw wrote:
DoctorKaren wrote:
streetrw wrote:Shameful and despicable. If this is the way genre cinema's going, I might well give it up.
Whoa! *Mod hat on* Why shameful and despicable? Strong words, but why? You need to back up that kind of statement, really.
I refer the right honourable lady to the review I put up on my blog at the start of the month (a few days after coming back from Glasgow). http://streetrw.blogspot.com/2011/03/ho ... otgun.html

.
The gentleman provides a deft defence for his case. Thanks, mate :-)
Forum moderator, university Film Studies lecturer and movie journalist for mags including Little White Lies, Scream, Fangoria and the FrightFest eMagazine. I'm the one shaking and screaming at every screening.

Post Reply